Phthalocyanine Turquoise Professional Watercolour – 15ml Glass Jar

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Phthalocyanine Turquoise is just one of the bright and exquisite Professional Watercolours made in the UK by A J Ludlow. Being based on a single pigment with excellent permanence and light fastness, ensures that this watercolour’s properties are exceptional.

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Phthalocyanine Turquoise Professional Watercolour is prepared using the synthetic aromatic macrocyclic pigment, phthalocyanine. The pigment has been selected for its purity, light fastness and intense greenish-blue turquoise hue, making it ideal for use in A J Ludlow’s Professional watercolour range.

Unlike the phthalocyanine blue pigments (C.I. PB15:6 and C.I. PB15:4), the phthalocyanine turquoise is based on a metal free compound, which shifts the colour of the phthalocyanine chromophore from blue to a more greenish hue. The metal free phthalocyanine is not as robust as the organo-metallic phthalocyanines, having inferior heat stability and poorer chemical resistance, which limits its use in other applications, but its properties are fine for a watercolour pigment.

This pigment, like the copper phthalocyanines are classed as organic pigments and as so tend to have relatively smaller particle sizes and larger surface areas than inorganic pigments, giving them a tendency to have higher tinctorial strengths (the strength of the colour increases with decreasing particle size) and be more transparent (as the smaller particle size scatters less light), which can affect the cleanness of the resulting watercolour’s ability to “lift-out” and so watercolours based on organic pigments have a greater tendency to stain.

The consistency of A J Ludlow’s Phthalocyanine Turquoise Professional Watercolour is highly structured, as are the other phthalocyanine pigmented watercolours in the range.This is due to the relatively larger surface area of the phthalocyanine pigments, which absorbs more liquid binder, thus affecting the watercolour’s rheology straight from the jar.Once diluted with water, the watercolours flow and paint smoothly and the high levels of pigmentation ensure that the colour is strong and intense.

Pigment Details: Phthalocyanine (metal free) / Colour Index Pigment Blue 16 (C.I. PB16)

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Weight 70 g

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